Bacon-Wrapped Pizza and Only for a Limited Time

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I was going to write this post about pizza being a staple for those busy back-to-school days. Yet, summer break and pizza go together so well too. It's a nice well-loved meal for get-togethers, deck parties, or to stop and pick up when coming home from the lake too late to even think about cooking ... truth is, there really is no excuse to have a pizza night. It's just a delicious dinner saviour all year ... read more

SoftMoc for Back to School

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Recently I headed into our local SoftMoc shoe store for some back to school shopping. This aspect of this seasons prep is one that I don't care much for. As many shoes as my kids have, it seems like I'm buying endless pairs this time of year. Fall footwear, indoor shoes for school, boots and then specialty footwear for activities like dance - that's a whole lot of shoe shopping, even for those that grin like the ... read more

Barbie Rock n’ Royals Giveaway

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I've before written how music and singing has brought my little Katie out of her shell in a big way. I'm happy to say that she's still got her voice and is even more outgoing than ever, and I really do owe that a lot to Barbie. The DVD's and musical dolls connect with her like none other, and each time she runs past me with doll in hand while singing away - I can't help but smile.  This month, Barbie is ... read more

Thomas & Friends Giveaway

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Adventure is everywhere when you are a kid. I just love how kids can take the everyday experience or most mundane moment and turn it into a pretty big deal. Yet, when you place something made for adventure into their hands, it's astounding to see this imagination soar.  Finding that your little one can’t get enough of Thomas & Friends? He’s not alone! To help give kids across the country exactly what ... read more

Back to School with Crayola

Back to School with Crayola

The countdown to school is on, and it's time to shop for those back to school supplies. With lists in hand, we venture to the school and with any luck, cross off all with one fail swoop.  When it comes to school and office supplies, I don't cut corners with buying 'no name' brands, no matter how cheap the price-tag is. A store brand wax crayon might tempt you with a super-low price, yet they will break faster and ... read more

Moments that Need to be Looked Upon Often

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Of all the events and occasions that I've taken photos of, birthdays would be the one that results in the most captures. After all, it's a grand occasion that deserves much celebration. That being said, it's also the one grouping of photos that I've done anything with. Memories of birthdays past sit in disks and files, never printed nor displayed.  Birthday photos are usually joyous and vibrant, yet they ... read more

Say Hello to my Little Friend – Dyson V6 Mattress

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When it comes to cleaning the home, I'm as diligent as possible with three kids underfoot. I do what needs to be done like daily tidying and organization, with extra cleaning on a less-frequent basis. This would include window washing and weekly loads of bedding etc. Yet when it comes to vacuuming the mattresses, I have to admit a fail since ... I've never done it. Is this something that needs to be ... read more

Honey Girls by Build-A-Bear

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New to the Build-A-Bear lineup is a trio of fashionable bearstars - the Honey Girls. Yet, there's more to these bears than brightly coloured fur and sassy outfits. The Honey Girls are in a band and share the message of positive self-esteem, friendship and confidence. This new line was designed to encourage children to find their passions and build the confidence to express their individuality. When ... read more

Finding Balance with Purgo Detox Tea

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This summer has been great; yet I've certainly indulged in my fair share of barbecues, and summertime treats and snacks. This was following a winter season of hearty, rich comfort foods. As this season comes to an end, the start of the school year is like a new beginning. I feel this way every year, more-so than at the start of a calendar year. This means, I have the urge to eat better and follow a healthier lifestyle. ... read more

Ragweed Allergy Facts and Relief

Ragweed Allergy Facts and Relief

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the makers of REACTINE®. Thoughts and opinions are my own. As summer comes to an end, many think that their allergies might be as well. This couldn't be farther from the truth as this is the time when ragweed pollen affects many. How many? Well, up to half of all cases of pollen-related allergies are in fact due to ragweed. Since it's found in various parts of North America, is ... read more

SunZone Sunscreen Products

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This summer has been THE summer to be outside here in Alberta. We've had remarkably nice weather from hot days to rainy nights. Thus, we've spent the majority of the past couple of months outdoors, taking in any and all activities, and enjoying the sun. Yet, we all know the dangers of that blessed sunshine. The rays can be so damaging, and this applies all year round. Even in the dead of our Canadian winters, it's ... read more

Easy Chicken Stir Fry – Recipe for Kids

easy chicken stir fry recipe

This easy Chicken Stir Fry looks good, doesn't it? I'll let you in on a little secret about this easy dish: I didn't make it. My daughter did! Before I dive into the details on this yummy kid-friendly recipe, I have a little story to tell along with a great program for kids. You see, my girls have always loved to help in the kitchen, in any way possible. From fetching items, to helping mix and pour, ... read more

eBay Canada Back to School Guide

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One of the tricks to back to school shopping is to watch the sales and deals in August. Many times 'Back to School guides' are offered, and it's these round-ups that you need to comb through to find the best prices on those items that you need to start the new school year. Just launched is the eBay Canada back-to-school guide featuring even more deals with huge savings on must-haves for back to school season. eBay ... read more

The Importance of Proper Hydration #giveaway

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While we love and enjoy each and every summer we have, this one haas been especially great. We've had wonderful warm weather and thus, we've spent the majority of this season - outside! We've travelling far and have taken in local attractions and activities. Yet, no matter which day and where we are - there is one constant. Water. A friend of mine joked with me recently about how much of a water-pusher I am. Each time ... read more